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Anglo American Names New Chief Executive

Wanblad will replace Mark Cutifani after nine years in the role
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Anglo American has announced the appointment of Duncan Wanblad as its Chief Executive starting April 19, 2022. Wanblad will replace Mark Cutifani after nine years in the role, according to Rough & Polished.


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“Duncan Wanblad is the standout and natural successor to Mark Cutifani, bringing his 30 years of international mining experience and deep understanding of Anglo American, its culture, and its context,” said group chairperson Stuart Chambers.


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Wanblad said of his appointment: “[…] Our responsibility to do so safely and sustainably, including meeting our employees’ and stakeholders’ expectations of us, has never been greater. Through the way we work, the technologies we are deploying to drive us towards our sustainability goals, and the breadth of opportunities I can see, we are determined to live up to that promise.”

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